Search Results: "Abi Maxwell"


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LAKE PEOPLE by Abi Maxwell
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Maxwell's passion for storytelling about place and family is obvious, but her command of characters and tone is no match for it."
A woman strives to triangulate her history and identity in a melancholy lake town in this gauzy debut. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Although Greenslade has an axe to grind, he sets a high standard by offering an objective if unsparing portrait of a villain who was often in error but seldom in doubt. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
When Robert Maxwell met his mysterious death offshore the Canary Islands less than a year ago, the world first thought it had lost a billionaire media baron. Read full book review >

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MAXWELL THE MONKEY BARBER by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Atkinson's jungle denizens will easily charm one and all. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Come to Maxwell's Barbershop! / For a trim or for a chop!" Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An animated and intelligent biography."
Movie biographer Staggs' (Born to Be Hurt: The Untold Story of Imitation of Life, 2009, etc.) lively account of how a jowly plain Jane from Iowa became the 20th century's most celebrated "party giver for the rich, the royal, [and] the famous." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"The avalanche of minutiae only underscores the tenuousness of the assertions, and the tale drifts along on Maxwell's paranoia, bullying, and general unpleasantness, so undesirable a character that readers won't care how he met his end, just as long as he did. (8-page photo insert)"
A shaky case that British media tycoon Robert Maxwell, a giant in his own eyes if not his bankers', might have been given some help in dying when he tumbled from his yacht off the Canaries in 1991. Read full book review >

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THE MAXWELL STREET BLUES by Michael Raleigh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"When you stand back from the story, all you see is a decent man banging his head repeatedly against a stone wall until it finally cracks."
It's been years since anybody's seen Samuel Burwell around Chicago's scruffy West Side; but some anonymous client of well- tailored black lawyer David Hill thinks the old street vendor is back on his old turf again, and Hill hires PI Paul Whelan (The Body in Belmont Harbor, 1993, etc.) to find him. Read full book review >

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MAXWELL PARKER, P.I. by Josie Lynn
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A humorous, entertaining story of an aspiring detective who finds her inner moxie."
In this YA novel, a young girl investigates suspicious doings in her neighborhood with the help of her best friend. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2014

"A lively account of the men and their times and a brilliant exposition of the scientific circumstances and significance of their work."
Forbes (Imitation of Life: How Biology Is Inspiring Computing, 2004, etc.) and Mahon (Oliver Heaviside: Maverick Mastermind of Electricity, 2009, etc.) offer a compelling new interpretation of the seminal importance of the discoveries of Michael Faraday (1791-1861) and James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879). Read full book review >

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MOXY MAXWELL DOES NOT LOVE STUART LITTLE by Peggy Gifford
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2007

"Technique or no technique, kids will recognize Moxy—and they will love her. (Fiction. 7-11)"
A chapter-book picaresque hilariously chronicles one day in the life of almost-fourth-grader Moxy Maxwell. Read full book review >

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MOXY MAXWELL DOES NOT LOVE WRITING THANK-YOU NOTES by Peggy Gifford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Resourceful and resilient, Moxy is a pleasure to meet again. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Ten-year-old Moxy Maxwell has 13 thank-you notes to finish before she and her twin brother Mark can go visit their father in Hollywood at the end of their Christmas vacation. Read full book review >

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THE TERRIBLE PRIVACY OF MAXWELL SIM by Jonathan Coe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2011

"Not for every taste, but a significant building block in Coe's adventurous and distinctive oeuvre."
The lonely life of an everyman who might as well be called a nobody is the subject of the popular British author's ninth novel (The Rain Before It Falls, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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MOXY MAXWELL DOES NOT LOVE PRACTICING THE PIANO by Peggy Gifford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"This is a solid addition to a popular series, sure to attract new fans. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Prime procrastinator and drama queen Moxy Maxwell is about to take the stage for real, making her Piano Debut at the Palace Theater, playing "Heart and Soul" with her little sister, Patsy. Read full book review >